Reform 2018 health poll: the majority of electorate believe NHS requires reform more than extra money
- Document type
- Corporate author(s)
- Date of publication
- 1 February 2018
- Health Services, Social Policy
- Social welfare
- Material type
Download (1.2MB )
58 per cent of British voters believe that the NHS needs reform more than it needs extra money, according to a new poll commissioned by the independent think tank Reform.
64 per cent of voters believe that it should not matter whether hospitals or surgeries are run by the government, not-for-profit organisations or the private sector provided that everyone has access to care. This is 2 per cent higher than in 2014, despite the Populus poll of 2,106 people being conducted on the day Carillion went into liquidation.
The think tank finds that 59 per cent of voters would nonetheless be willing to pay higher income tax to fund the NHS. This is up from 33 per cent in 2014. On average, British voters would be willing to pay £5.25 extra a month, which is 0.4 pence in the pound of income tax.
More from Social welfare collection
Related to Health Services
This report argues that a new concept of value is needed to form the basis for reform of public services. Five elements of value, against which services should be judged, are identified: user value;
This report offers an introduction to work that the AIM Fellows have recently undertaken on management topics related to one or more of five priority issues within public services reform. The priority
The Coalition government is committed to reforming public services based on the principles of choice, diversity, accountability and fair access. The 2013 update sets out the government’s achievements
The October Spending Review will set out unprecedented cuts in departmental spending. These cuts will not be painfree. They will be felt by public sector workers, by users of public services and
Related to Reform
Report on data-driven technologies in mental healthcare
Policy briefing on opportunities in advancing technology